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7.28.2005

Reading is FUN-da-MENTAL Part Deux


So, I am having some book issues right now. You know when you are reading a book that you love so much you think about it when you're not reading? You're wondering what's going on with the characters. You quote things they say or talk about motifs and themes. Yeah, well, that's not happening for me right now. I'm reading three books that are so enthralling to me that I can't even name the authors.

However, in a few days, I am going on vacation with my bestest friends and I would really love to have a book affair while we are away. So, I turn to you, my blog-o-matic amigos. Any suggestions?

Here's a frame of reference to give you an idea of what turns my page. . .

THE LAST FIVE BOOKS I READ (BESIDES THE NEW HARRY POTTER. THAT'S RIGHT, I'M ONE OF THOSE FREAKS, TOO):

-- Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
-- Homeland by Sam Lipsyte
-- The Disappointment Artist by Jonathan Lethem
-- Sex, Lies and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
--I Could Tell You Stories, Sojourns in the Land of Memory by Patricia Hampl







SIX BOOKS I CAN READ OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND STILL LOVE LIKE THE FIRST TIME:

-- Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
-- Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
-- Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
-- Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
-- Generation X: Tales for an Acclerated Culture by Douglas Coupland
-- Tales of the Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman

SEVEN BOOKS I WISH I COULD SAY THAT I WROTE:

-- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
-- The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
-- The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
-- Little Birds by Anais Nin
-- Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein
-- The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
-- The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

AUTHORS I WOULD LIKE TO HANG OUT WITH (YES, I KNOW, SOME OF THEM ARE DEAD):

-- Augusten Burroughs
-- The Davids: David Sedaris, David Rakoff, Dave Eggers
-- Tom Robbins and Jeanette Winterston (my literary parents)
-- Ann Patchett


-- Sarah Vowell
-- Paulo Coelho
-- Rebecca Wells
-- Paul Auster
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne
-- Dorothy Parker
-- Maxine Hong Kingston
-- Nick Hornby

POETS WHO ROCK MY SOUL
-- Millay
-- Donne
-- Rilke
-- Keats
-- Arnold
-- Adrienne Rich
-- Sharon Olds
-- Lucille Clifton
-- Browning, Dickinson, Yeats, Whitman . . .

Thank you, my lovelies. I look forward to your suggestions!

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